Leeds Mind Service Updates

As coronavirus continues to make an impact on day-to-day life, here’s how Leeds Mind is delivering support and how you can access our services during this time. Please note, some dates may be subject to change.

We will update this page in line with the latest developments. Page last updated: 02 June 2020.

Counselling | Suicide Bereavement Services | Live Well Leeds | Linking Leeds | Peer Support | Men’d | THRU | SELF | Training | Mindful Employer | Recovery College | Horizons | Workplace Leeds | Inkwell Arts

Counselling

We’ve been in touch with existing clients to see whether they’d prefer contact via phone or video calls. The waiting lists for both types of counselling service we offer are currently at capacity and therefore closed, but keep an eye out on our counselling pages or social media channels where we’ll publicise when appointments become available. Alternatively, you can find further support from Mindwell.

Suicide Bereavement Services

One-to-one support is continuing via phone or video call, depending on client preference, for both the Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide and Bereavement Service. Group work is taking place on Zoom, virtually. Both services are continuing to accept referrals via their respective websites (please see below).

For more information, please visit:

Live Well Leeds

Providing a full online service and telephone support – for further information please visit the Live Well Leeds website.

Linking Leeds

Providing social prescribing by phone and a full online service – for more information please visit the Community Links website.

Peer Support

From 13th April 2020, we will be running online introduction sessions, workshops and courses. For more information about these, please see the Peer Support page. All new and existing group members will need to attend an online introduction session before booking onto further courses and workshops. We are also delivering workshops and courses on topics including  Coping with Change, Managing Anxiety, Managing my Mood and Coping with Isolation – details can also be found on the Peer Support page (see the link above). To book onto our sessions or to find out more information, please call us on 0113 305 5800 or email us peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk.

Men’d

Existing Men’d clients are being supported via phone or video call, depending on their preference.

While the project is usually only available to self-identifying men in the LS18 area, referrals are now also open to men living in postcodes across Leeds, given the potential additional demand for support. If you’re interested in the service please contact 0113 305 5800 or email mend@leedsmind.org.uk. You can also get in touch with Men’d on Facebook.

THRU

Support is currently taking place with existing clients on a 1-to-1 basis, with plans to move group support online from w/c 27.04.20. New referrals are also being taken, where participants will need to complete an Introduction to Group Work (IGW) session. IGWs are currently being undertaken 1-to-1 remotely via telephone or video call.

Keep an eye out on Leeds Mind social channels and the THRU page for updates.

SELF

SELF is open to self-referrals for all Leeds postcodes. For more info, please contact Leeds Mind Reception.

Training

Training sessions are being developed to be delivered virtually through Zoom. We are also working closely with clients and corporate supporters to hear what they need during this time; this will shape future plans from our training team. If you’re interested in a consultation on your mental health training needs, please contact helpforemployers@leedsmind.org.uk.

Mindful Employer Leeds

The Mindful Employer Co-ordinator is providing support for employers during this tricky time via an email bulletin every other week with news, tips and advice and best practices. We are also running webinars and virtual networking events, so follow Mindful Employer Leeds on social media for updates.

Recovery College

There is no delivery from Leeds Recovery College at present. You can find more information on the Leeds Recovery College website.

Horizons

Horizons group work is going to be moving into online sessions. For enquiries, please contact 0113 305 5800 or email info@leedsmind.org.uk

WorkPlace Leeds

Employment support, Job retention and Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

We are taking referrals to all our employment services as usual, using a broad mix of remote applications to work with clients and employers. If you would like to speak to someone to see if we can support you to find or maintain employment please contact Work Place Leeds on 0113 2302361 or admin@workplaceleeds.org.uk

You can also keep up to date with WorkPlace Leeds via the WPL blogTwitter and Facebook.

Inkwell Arts

Inkwell Arts is running a comprehensive program of online events, delivering arts, crafts and other community activity sessions via Zoom and other digital platforms.

Go to the Inkwell website and social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) to keep up-to-date and to sign up for and access events.

Inkwell Arts Cafe

While our vegetarian café is currently closed, our talented team is posting healthy recipes and other wellbeing advice on the Inkwell social media channels (Twitter and Facebook).

If you should have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us on 0113 305 5800 or email info@leedsmind.org.uk. Our lines are open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm. We are closed for all Public and Bank Holidays.